Microsoft Reduces First Generation Surface Pro Pricing to $699

Paul Lilly

How low will Surface Pro's pricing go?

Part of the reason why Microsoft had so much trouble moving its original Surface and Surface Pro products was because it priced them too high. And with the Surface Pro specifically, one could also argue that Microsoft did a poor job marketing the device as a full fledged laptop, but that's water under the bridge at this point. Second generation Surface products are now available to purchase in 21 countries, and so to rid itself of old inventory, Microsoft just slashed $100 off the price of Surface Pro.

The original Surface Pro now starts at $699 instead of $799. It's the second price drop from its original starting MSRP of $899, and though it's a generation old, it's not a bad collection of hardware for the money.

In and around the Surface Pro you'll find a 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage (29GB available for user content), 10.6-inch ClearType HD display (1920x1080) with multi-touch, pen input (pen included), stereo speakers, microphone, full size USB 3.0 port, microSD card slot, mini DisplayPort, two 720p HD cameras, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and more.

Unfortunately the original Surface Pro doesn't come with a full version of Office pre-installed, just a one month free trial of Office 365.

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